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Veterinary Technician I - Fluid Ward

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: College Station
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title

Veterinary Technician I - Fluid Ward

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vet Med-Teaching Hospital

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to promoting a culture that embraces, expands, and celebrates inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability that enriches the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff. Diverse perspectives, talents and experiences are invaluable to our mission and support our core values.

Who we are

The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) includes the Small Animal Hospital http://vethospital.tamu.edu/small-animal-hospital and the Large Animal Hospital http://vethospital.tamu.edu/large-animal-hospital, both of which are dedicated to A Better Life Through Compassion, Innovation, and Discovery. We work with great people, great clinicians, and great educators with a passion for animals and educating others that allows us to provide total care for animal patients while helping to train the next generation of veterinarians at the only veterinary teaching hospital in the state of Texas!

What we want

We are looking for a Veterinary Technician I, to join the dynamic Small Animal Fluid Ward department of our Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital! The ideal candidate enjoys administering treatments to animals admitted to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital under the supervision of the faculty; provides clinical assistance to the clinicians, residents and interns. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you enjoy patient care; and maintains a sanitary and functionally well-organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Work Schedule - Ability to work alternative shifts, holidays, weekends, and on-call duty. Essential Personnel - This position is considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless or until relieved by their direct supervisor.

Cover Letter/Resume': A cover letter and resume' are strongly recommended. You may upload these on the application under CV/Resume.

COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M's COVID-19 response, please visit the University's COVID-19 website. For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness' COVID-19 website.

Required Education and Experience:

* Associate's degree in veterinary technology, biomedical science, animal science or any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Basic computer skills
* General understanding of equipment used in a veterinary medical teaching hospital
* May require working alternate shifts, holidays, weekends, or on-call duty
* Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

* Ability to work around animals, hay, or dust
* Able to lift heavy loads
* Persons in this position are considered essential when the University declares an emergency, campus closure, class cancellations, etc., and are therefore required to report to work and remain on duty unless/until relieved by the direct supervisor.

Preferred Education and Experience:

* One year experience in a veterinary medical setting

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

* Working knowledge of veterinary equipment used within a veterinary teaching hospital such as anesthetic machines, fluid pumps, blood gas analyzers, oscilloscopes, defibrillators, nebulizers, and endoscopic equipment preferred

Preferred Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:

* Certification as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) certification in Emergency and Critical Care, Anesthesia, or Internal Medicine

Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

* Provides Nursing Care to Fluid Ward Patients - Monitors physical and medical condition of Fluid Ward patients. Administers patient medications as directed by the clinician. Monitors fluid therapy. Performs pain score assessments. Feeds patients according to clinician's orders. Maintains clean and sanitary patient environment. Performs other routine tasks involved in daily patient care, as directed by the clinician.
* Performs Medical Procedures per Clinician's Direction - Places and maintains IV catheters. Places urinary catheters. Places and maintains bandages. Performs wound management.
* Maintenance of Complete and Accurate Medical Records - Records data regarding patient's physical and medical status. Records all medications administered. Records fluid types and volumes administered. Records information regarding urine output, mentation, appetite, and other parameters as needed. Records changes in the medical orders, as directed by the clinician. Captures fees and inputs fees into the VMIS system.
* Assists with Laboratory Monitoring - Performs laboratory tests (NOVA, glucose level, lactate, PCV/TS, and blood typing). Assists clinicians and students with laboratory sample collection.
* Provides Life-Sustaining Emergency Care - Performs CPCR and defibrillation. Provides oxygen therapy.
* Provides Instruction and Guidance to Students - Participates in continuing education seminars. Participates in laboratory instruction and instruction of the clinical skills lab.
* General Duties and Requirements - Maintains inventory and replenishes stock. Performs service and maintenance of equipment. Provides support to other services within the VMTH. Provides oversight and instruction of students. Provides care to patients housed in Isolation. Remains current with safety classes, rabies prophylaxis, and licensure; Radiation safety; Infection control; Aseptic technique. Maintains certification or licensure where appropriate. Participates in clinical and basic research programs as needed. Assists in clinical research efforts to include record-keeping and data management. Performs other duties as assign.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate, specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Keywords: Texas A&M University, College Station , Veterinary Technician I - Fluid Ward, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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